Monday April 21, 1980

US date format: 4/21/1980, UK date format: 21/4/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 21, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Zlotowski and Vincent Lecavalier. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. On the Nickel, directed by Ralph Waite, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warlords or Missile Command.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
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Events

  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
  • 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:12:11.
  • Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon, but is later exposed as a fraud and stripped of her award.

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Movies

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On the Nickel

On the Nickel

Directed by: Ralph Waite

Starring: Donald Moffat, Ralph Waite, Hal Williams, Penelope Allen

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Country: United States of America

Die Laughing

Die Laughing

Directed by: Jeff Werner

Starring: Robby Benson, Linda Grovenor, Charles Durning, Elsa Lanchester

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States of America

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, Rene Auberjonois

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Señorita Andrea

Señorita Andrea

Starring: Ignacio Quirós, Darío Grandinetti

Country: Argentina

Fortunata y Jacinta

Fortunata y Jacinta

Densetsu kyojin ideon

Densetsu kyojin ideon

Days to next April 21

If April 21, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr

Who'S On First

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The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put …

The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

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She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 21, 1980?

On April 21, 1980 several famous people were born including, Rebecca Zlotowski, Vincent Lecavalier, Tom Franco.

Which famous people died on April 21, 1980?

Famous people died on April 21, 1980 include, Aleksandr Oparin.

What was the number one song in April 21, 1980?

The number one song in the week of April 21, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners in UK.

What were the top hits on April 21, 1980?

The top hits on April 21, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners, Dance Yourself Dizzy by Liquid Gold in UK.


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